WHAT IS THE TECHNIQUE OF ADLERIAN PSYCHOTHERAPY?
The individual Psychologist works with the client as an equal to uncover the values and assumptions by which the client lives. He formulates the life-style and interprets it to the client.
As the individual is not aware that he is acting according to
misperceptions, it becomes the task of the therapist to not only expose the “mistakes” but also to re-orient the client toward a more socially useful modeof behavior.
The Adlerian therapist seeks to establish a climate in which learning cantake place. Thus, encouragement and optimism are key concerns for the therapist. Demonstration/analysis of the person proceeds to re-orientationtoward a new philosophy of life based on social interest.
Individual Psychologists work one-to-one, or in groups, hospital psychiatric units, settlement houses,schools, corrections, and everywhere else in the mental health field.Much teaching is done through demonstrations in front of an audience, especially in the child guidance centers…
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